06245020 is referenced by 119 patents and cites 6 patents.

A catheter assembly includes an elongate catheter body having a proximal end and a distal end with a drive cable disposed therein, the drive cable having a proximal end and a distal end, and rotatable relative to the catheter body. A first electro-magnetic element is disposed proximate the distal end of the catheter, and a second electro-magnetic element disposed proximate the distal end of the drive cable and in electrical communication with an operative element mounted at the end of the drive cable, the first and second electro-magnetic elements forming an inductive coupler. The catheter assembly can include various other distal operative elements, which are in communication with corresponding proximal operative elements via transmission lines embedded within the wall of the catheter body.

Title
Catheter assembly with distal end inductive coupler and embedded transmission line
Application Number
9/238647
Publication Number
6245020 (B1)
Application Date
January 26, 1999
Publication Date
June 12, 2001
Inventor
Veijo Soursa
Sunnyvale
CA, US
Martin Belef
San Jose
CA, US
Donald Masters
Sunnyvale
CA, US
Donald S Mamayek
Mountain View
CA, US
David A White
San Jose
CA, US
Eric Williams
Fairfield
CA, US
Thomas C Moore
Fremont
CA, US
Agent
Lyon & Lyon
US
Assignee
SciMed Life System
MN, US
IPC
A61B 8/12
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